Change title of Blogroll

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  • #152655

    ashleyquark
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    I want to change the title in my sidebar from “Blogroll” to “Links.” Is there any way to do this?

    #153018

    timethief
    Member

    The Blogroll in your admin section cannot be changed. The widget that displays the links you have entered into your blogroll in the admin section is titled “Links” and cannot be changed.

    Understanding your blogroll, links widget and categories
    All wordpress.com blogs have only one Blogroll located in the Admin area where you enter all links and assign each link to one or more Categories.

    The links you enter into your Blogroll are displayed only after the Links widget is placed in your sidebar. Also note that there must be at least one link assigned to a Category before it will appear in your sidebar.

    Likewise, the Category widget must be placed in the sidebar for posts to display. And just like links when it comes to posts there must be at least one published post in a Category before the Category will be displayed in your sidebar.

    Once your Links widget and Categories widget are positioned in your sidebar, the manner in which the links you entered into your Blogroll will be displayed is alphabetically in accord with the Categories you created and assigned to those links when you entered them into your Blogroll.

    Therefore as you will have multiple Categories it may look like you have multiple Blogrolls when you view your links in your sidebar. But in truth, you only have only one Blogroll, which is displays links as separate alphabetically ordered groups, in accord with the Categories that you assigned to those links when you entered them into your Blogroll.

    Note that when using the Blix theme the links dispaly in your sidebar will not appear to be divided into sections by categories like other themes. Blix is coded to display all links in a single alphabetically ordered column.

    #153087

    1massing
    Member

    With my theme – Garland 1.0-wpcom – it just took assigning all blogroll links to the same category (“elsewhere”), which then replaced the default heading of “Links” on the blogroll. If you don’t use your blog categories for anything else, you can see if this works with your theme. Best, M.

    #153088

    timethief
    Member

    Yes indeed and you can change the default link category here
    -> Options -> Writing
    Default link category: [dropdown category menu] click “Update Options” to save.

    #153131

    Why not just create a category called Links? Uncheck all your links from blogroll and check the one marked Links, and there you go.

    #153138

    timethief
    Member

    @letters
    Thanks for concisely stating what we were clumsily trying to express above. :)

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